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Category: Editorials

5 Reasons to Drink Cask Ale

I dream of a day that I can walk into any beer bar in Los Angeles (or anywhere, really) and ask my favorite 3-word phrase: “What’s on cask?” But that day won’t come until more people demand casks from their local watering holes. Casks aren’t cheap and they don’t have much of a shelf life, so if people aren’t drinking them quickly, bars aren’t going to stock them. Need further convincing? Here’s 5 reasons:


Many people have that one brewery that they are complete fanboys for. Stone, Lagunitas, Firestone, Dogfishhead all have their armies of loyal followers but for me, its Beau’s All Natural Brewery out of Vankleek Hill Ontario Canada. But if you live outside of Ontario, its not likely that you have heard (or tasted) much from them, but that should  change soon as  they have recently announced that they will be exporting a number of their

East Meets West: How the Ontario Cask Ale Community Created @CaskAleLA

In the summer of 2010 I was between jobs and out of necessity decided to go back into the service industry for a few months. I had slung drinks behind a bar at various times in my twenties and actually really enjoyed it. I always said “If I wasn’t in the tv business, I’d be in the bar business.” But this time I wanted to work in a place that focused on something I love